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We meet interesting community members, play Wii games, watch movies, play board games, talk about awesome books, and hang out with boys from the neighborhood. If this sounds like fun, join us here at Capitol View Library. Boys ages 8-13 are invited to attend.
Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Tablets, or laptops and your library card to our weekly e-Reader Clinic at the information desk on the lower level. You will learn how to download books, music, and different types of media available for downloading from our website, and much much more...don't forget your cords!
Learn the basics to get you started designing vector-based graphics for print or Web. We will take a tour of the workspace, toolbars, and flyout panels to get you started on design projects.
Learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window.
Holly Bass and the Birmingham Jail Players present a choral recitation of work by notable black artists and intellectuals set to an original score by DJ RBI in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Association of African American Life and History, which was founded by Carter G. Woodson in 1915. Woodson started Negro History Week in 1926, which evolved into what we now celebrate as Black History Month. This event is free.
Please join us in the Great Hall for a very special event. Holly Bass and the Birmingham Jail Players present a recitation of work by notable black artists and intellectuals set to an original score by DJ RBI in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Association of African American Life and History, which was founded by Carter G. Woodson in 1915. Woodson started Negro History Week in 1926, which evolved into what we now celebrate as Black History Month. For all ages!
In celebration of 2015 African American History Month, noted historian C. R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series at three neighborhood libraries: Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 2: "Tan Yanks: The District's Black Doughboys of World War I" Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 9: "Unbroken Bonds: The African Origins of Fraternities, Sororities and Other Organizations"
In this class you will learn Adobe InDesign terminology, location of tools and panels, workspace navigation, and how to create multipage layouts for web, print, PDF, and ebook publication.
During the month of February we'll be celebrating Black History Month during Kid's Night on Mondays at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 - Celebrate the legacy of Jesse Owens! We’ll talk about how he made Olympic history and play some games inspired by his gold medals.
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and books, for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first come, first served basis. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
This story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes. Ages 3-5. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the lower level.
Capitol View Library has Preschool Story Time every week on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Our story time combines interactive stories, songs, movement activities, and crafts for a full hour of reading fun. Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend.